Below are the meeting notes from the council meeting on 10/15.
Professional Development-likes and wish list
•Movement-singing games-hands on
•Orff sharing- with certified teachers and invite others to learn
•Vertical curriculum & unit mapping
•Standards based grading-assessment
•I can statements
•Specific elementary-general music… more variety
Ideas for continuing council discussions throughout the year:
•Shared google drive
Meeting Discussion focus- Grading in the music classroom
Grading currently used in the classroom:
•Competencies softs skills-21ST CENTERUIES SKILLS, performing, responding
•report twice a year
•aligning with new core standards
•has only started with ensembles
•Meeting- or not meeting standard…on report card
Assessments currently used in the classroom:
•Pilot schools implementing NAfME assessment
◦A lot of formative assessments
◦Summative at benchmark levels
•Keeping charts to jot down quick assessment-looking for trends
•Individual check ins while others are doing center work
•Districts are working collaboratively to make district benchmark assessments with common rubrics
◦quick check in with hands
◦check for understanding check ins
◦Using alternative check in responses
•ABC vs 1234
•challenge to have grading consistency
•time to meaningfully assess
•large student numbers in classes/ensembles
•Create a google group about grading assessment rubrics
◦Everyone can upload rubrics and other grading documents to share
•Email questions to Katie and make group
•Clarification about the future competencies law ED306
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